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Titchwell Manor Hotel

TITCHWELL, Brancaster, PE31 8BB

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The Snaith family's pride and joy since 1988 has been an elegant boutique hotel that looks good, runs with admirable warm-hearted efficiency, and has a seriously good kitchen. Of course, they were canny enough to spot the potential of the area when they set about converting this Victorian farmhouse, which enjoys unbroken views across marshland to the North Sea. The interiors all have a brightness and freshness to them, with no stinting on bold patterns and vividly coloured fabrics, and dining goes on across two spaces, the pick of them a light-filled conservatory room overlooking the walled garden. It's a supremely relaxing setting for Eric Snaith's lively modernist cooking, presented on menus that content themselves with listings of principal ingredients, leaving you to discover what's been done with them when the plate turns up. A skill with novel combinations produces a first course of roasted quail with watermelon, Alsace bacon and peas, which builds up to a cumulatively sweet but balanced dish, or there may be mackerel dressed in soy, shallots and lime with a touch of caviar. At main, there are fine locally reared and landed meats and fish, the latter perhaps flawlessly timed hake with rainbow chard, pearl barley and a sauce based on wine-stewed matelote with apple. The bells-and-whistles option is the seven-course Conversation taster, which will strike up many a happily animated dialogue by means of dishes such as Norfolk lamb with parsley root purée, olive and preserved lemon, with a cheese offering such as Brie de Meaux mousse with gingerbread, leading on to a pre-dessert lollipop flavoured with lemon and lovage. Daring technique is in consistent evidence through to the finale of barbecued pineapple with coconut and burnt meringue.

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Tel: 01485 210221
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Eric Snaith
Number of seats: 80
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £11.00
Sunday lunch: £17.00-£29.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
Titchwell Manor Hotel, Titchwell

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On A149 (coast road) between Brancaster & Thornham
Nearest station: King's Lynn

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